Abilene Reporter News, February 25, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR (OND SCOKE Ovtf-ill quoti Total Sale. Strici E quota E MORNING VOL. LXIII, NO. 253 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TttAS 3-u, NEWSPAPBI MORNING, 25 1944 Barkley Asks FDR for Greater Unity 4 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (AP) Senator Alben W, Barklcy, having led Congress in a historic tax revolt against the White House, fumed to President Roosevelt tonight with a plea that the episode become the starting point for closer unity in the national government. t In a Iclier to the President, the Kcntitckiaii expressed hope that the dispute would bring the legislative and executive departments of government closer together to the end that "ive may win this terrible war at the earliest possible moment." Barkley addressed the President from a heightened po- litical pedestal gained from the unanimous backing of a Democratic caucus in the Senate. Giving him lhoh- full sup- port, his Democratic, colleagues earlier in the day had ac- cepted without a dissenting vote his resignation as Senate majority leader, then unanimously Delected him. On its part, the House car- Kentuckian Has Record as Good FDR Supporter Feb. Senator Barkley's to back-up President Roosevelt's tax bill'veto vas one of the rare instances in which the Kenluckiau didn't go "down the line" for The White Blouse on a 'legislative Issue. It vas not his only departure from administration policy, how- ever. As recently as two months ago. he joined an anti-admmistra- wavs in which the Senate I, 78 lo 4, 'a bill to give rail- id, workers an eight cents .our, pay raise they were I'emand- Ing under threat of a.strike. At the time'the administration was stand- ing firm against, the flat pay boost In May of 1M3. Barkley vot- f tt for the Connally anti-strjke bill, which President Roosevelt opposed. Barklty refrained from voting on the roll call thai over-rode the veto and made the measure law, without the president's approval. On other years, such aTfooo1 lend lease, selective sen-Ice' (ibllcyi sol- dier; voting and price-wage zation, Barkley was an unswerving administration spokesman. 'He also Aupported President Rosevelt in the 1937 controversy over the'chief ex- ecutive's.supreme court lion proposal. In the first hours after his slartljng'break with Presi- dent Roosevelt' on the tax bill Senator iJarkelcy received some i IMop-tetegrams. Five' office assistants .sjienl today opening them. They didn't have time to open maiiy.1 of the hundreds of letters also comiig in. a growing ried through with the tax re- volt, meantime, by smashing- lyxrejecUng the veto of the new revenue bill which the President had denounced as "a tax relief bill providing relief not for the-needy but for the greedy." The vote was 209 to 95. The Senate is expected to cap the rebellion tomorrow by also over- riding the veto and enacting the bill into law. In neither Senale caucus nor the House was there ony move to soft- en the rebuff (o tile President al- Ihcugh Barkley did .speak of his "deepest personal affection" for Mr. Roosevelt. .But with the rebuke adminis- tered; both Barkley and Rep Doughton who led the House revolt, were ready to turn to softened words. flood. Aides said practically all' the lauded Barkley's stand, but "a few'1 were critical in lone. Mrs. Driscoll Says Berkeley in Error CORPUS CHRT5TI, Feb. 24-HJV Mrs. Clara Driocoll, Corpus national Democratic comnuttee- woman from Texas, said today "I feel (hat Senator Barkeley has made a great mistake.11 Mrs. Driscoll's views, given in a statement, contrasted with i; of Col. Myron G. Blalocfc. Marshall, national, committecman from Tex- as, who said in au interview at Dallas last night that Barkley had -'demonstrated his capacity for Icad- Jock Benny Plans To Change Sponsor HOLLYWOOD. Feb. Jack Benny announced today he will terminate a 10-year with a food products sponsor on June 11. and slart, a three-year radio contract with tobacco lirm for a reported figure fcof-approximately weekly. Benny said his half-hour broad- cast be heard at the same time, Sunday at 1 p. m., eastern war time, over (he jams network for the new sponsor nest autumn. Under his present contract, it was reported. has. been receiving nbmit S22.500 weekly. The Weather' Q 16 DE'ARTMr.XT OF I.OMMEKCE ABII.FNr. ANT1 VICINITY: Mintli Orrxlonal rain Fridiy. l.Ulle In trmptnlire. EAST TI.VV-. Mnillj- [l.sdi. rrl- and satttrdly: riln Frldux nlthl jn6 tttrtmt 3 -ilt In ernBqn and in north And liflMHr In norlh portion. WF.5T cinslltrlblt c rain FrMtr and nnl qvllr' tn .....rltnd ordlr: Fridkr cirltr REP. DOL'GHTON Doughton, .80-year-old chairman of fhe Houa ways and means com mittee who "parted company" will -Mr. Roosevelt, on Ihe velo to! reporters alter the House vote: "I entertain no ill will towan anyone. So far as I am concernei ihs President and I are still friends I desire Iu work and cooperate lia moniously with everyone wher such cooperation Is deslrabk necessary." The President had appealed las nisht to "Dear Aftcu" to rerpn sider his resignation but fhe Ken tuck is n insisted on going throne! with it. Grim-faced, Barkicy strode Into a forenoon caucus of Senate'Demo- crats amid cheers and rebel yells. He submitted his wavering In the course he had set for himself when-he told colleagues In an emotion-tilled Senate speech yesterday that he hart "carried the flag of lYanklin Delano Roosevelt" tor 12 years, seven as Senate ma- jority leader, but was ready to lay then left to await the -EIGHTEEN PAGES AuocieleJ Press (An United Prtu (U.P.I PRICK FIVE CENTS British, Italian -Based Planes Hit German, Austrian Targets Chile Jails 100 Germans In Spy Ring WASHINGTON, Feb. information has been received here hat police in Chile have arrested about 100 Axis agents in the last w days. An official source said today that drive to smash a spy ring In Chile had developed that the Ger- man embassy In Argentina was the center for Axis espionage in Latin America. Guillermo Kunsemueller was ar- rested by Chilean police on Febru- ary 15, it H-.IS' learned, and admit- ted operating a clandestine radio for the German spy ring. These other developments were disclosed by the same source, who declined tile use of his name: The Argentine and Chilean es- pionage organisations gathered and sent to Germany valuable Informa- tion about fortifications, installa- movements, ship move- ion figures and ma- terial descriptions. Although direct -communicatloi with Germany was broken ofl bj Argentina when she severed diplb matic relations, it appeals tha Crews'of neutral ships and clandes. fiiie radios kept the information go ing to Berlin. ASKED AND RECEIVED WASHINGTON, Fell. are some cominrkans of what he Treasury requested In the nay of taxes nith ivhal Conjrebs provided n the revenue measure vetoed by President Room-til, ami re-passe.l over he veto by the House today: Additional Individual Income Taxes: Treasurv asked bill provides Excise and Corporate Taies: Sl.lOO.OW.OW; and no increase In corporation nor- nal and surtaxes. present bill raises excess profits lax from 90 per cent to 951. V Estate and Clfi Taxes: SiM.OQO.OOQ; and no Increase. 3 More Jap Vessels Sunk By. LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press War Editor American destroyers, ruling the Bismarck Sea; sank three Japanese ships including one laden with troops and shelled Kavieng's useless airdromes and docks for the sec- ond time while Allied bombers blasted eight other craft in their third straight unopposed raid on Rabaul. Japan's entire Southwestern Pacific defense line was falling apart. Only anti-aircraft and shore guns offered an ineffective defense of these two strong points. "We 'are' tightening the blockade of the enemy's Bis- marck Gen. Douglas MacArthur said in announc- ing the raids today, "and we now dominate sealanes to the Germans Attempt A Sneak ALL1RD HEADQUAR- TERS, Naples, Feb. German troops arc attempt- ing under cover of night to sneak through Allied lines on the Anzio beachhead in order o strike the defenders from he rear, reports from that 'ront indicated today. One such attempt by Field Mar- shal Albert Kcs.selrtng's foiccs to employ inliltatlon (aclics fotithweil of Carroceto "dealt with" yes- terday hi sharp fighting, an Allied spokesman salri. Carroceto, 10 miles due north of Anzlo port. Is In Nazi j north." Japanese air bases on New. Ireland and New Brit- jin titfys "'.fljfeerr ternporarji j? neutralized. LifeofCGC WASHINGTON. Feb. House passed a resolution extending the life of the Commodity Credit Corporation'.through June 1S45, today after .foes'of (lonsumcr sub- sidies uated a half-hearted and un- successful fight to couple a subsidy ban on to it. The resolution now ROCS to the White House and.President Roose-. velt's signature is assured since he asked for such a resolution when vetoing last week a CCC extension bill which included a subsidy ban. The CCC. which makes crop loans to fanners and pays "support prices" to guarantee a minimum-pi ice ior certain farm products, technically has been out of existence Feb. 17, but has continued operations in anticipation that, its life would be extended. it down. Barkley -cirt B ir.Mrr.KATi.-ar Thi HOI R II.. I) I! M 01 17 J Hlth anA IDIT II Ind 3! Hfrh same rfafr fcvrl-t tnli iltnt- caucus' decision. Tn TL msn, the Stnalnrs hacked him up, shouting: as one their acceptance of the resip- Tiaflnn and In one roaring voice rc-elerUnj him. When a com- mittee Informed him of the action, the M-jear-oM Ken- lucklan accepted re-election. TIius the procedure exploited to the fullest extent possible the re- buke to the President contained in Barkley's action although Mr. Roo-evclt had expressed hope Bark- Icy would be restored lo his post BARKLEY, ft. 3, Col. I Single Texon Stays With FDR in Vote WASHINGTON. Feb. and up and then explodes Rt ftiid I.T. nrnr.uT ROBERTS Scicr.rp al Hou.Mon. woiked in such a! KoiL-'toii. Alison. iVacog- tlochcj. ChrlMl. He resigned ?t Clirtti (o for the Army Air forces April 20, Ai. N.icogdochcs he married MUs plant at Grar.d Prairie. Lieutenant Roberts look pie-flight training nt Kelly field, his primary at Pcrrin field. Sherman. vatKcrt. a; the I.ubbock Army .field; he was May 20. >car. GUcn operational trainlite Bol'f Citv Poca-- tcllo. Ir'.alio. on 4-cnslned bombers, lie n-ai jpnt lo Topcks. Kan., prior to bems sent by aircraft to England LONDON. Feb. Dally Mall said today In a dispatch from Mardlrt that it understood Marshal Pelatn, Vichy chief of state, "in pri- vate conversation has repeatedly given it as his firm conviction that Germany now has definitely the war and the Allies Rill invade and succeed in conquering Europe." IHKROES INSPECT SITE OK PROPOSE .MEMORIAL _ Amariiio; 1 These wounded Tcxans, member.'! of the famous Divi- made history in the landing al ______, inspect the proposed site of a memorial to be erected in the memory of Ihe 36th Division at Temple. Patients at McClos key Genera! Hospital al Temple, they arc (left lo Cpl. Charles Hayes, Colcman; Pvl. .Todic Brooks, Wichita Falls; Cpl. Alvis B. Sims, Grocsbech; Pvl. Chcsler R. Steelc. Sher- man; Pvl. Antonio PUrro, San Antonio; Sgt, Amos Miracle, Al-Sgl. Clinton Kalnn. Cpl, Judsnn lo liiroK' off fUk .fire at; jn November. in Kansas he I various said U. If it Holm. vas visited by his n-.othcr. On-the trip across sea the co-pilot became _' i.Milwaukee. a ro-uilM. Skilcs, Rroxvnwnnd; Pfc. Ralph Hicks Fort Worth; Pvt. Ray- mond Gilison, Vernort; ,1'fc. Raymonrl D. Morton, Colc'man; Sgt. Uriah Nichols, Waco; 1st M. A. Kirksey, T-4 Travis Wood, I'.nivis; Pfc. Arivolcl Mnrdork, Sherman; Cpt. Mark Hodges, Paris; S-Sgt. Clarence San Antonio; Clayton Honcycnll, Temple; 1st Li. Warren V, Klingcr, Monahans, and T-Sgt. William P. Bond, Dallas. fliers said red lire seemed to float riORn after each exploston. the weapon may be of incendiary purpose. fn addition, the largest force of Marauder medium bombers ever sent out from than 2iO their deepest peue- iratlon of Europe and struck simul- taneously it three widely-separated airfields In Holland this morning. I'.l and Lieutenant Roberts took his and piiolcd lha plane part ol fliflil. Besides his parents he Is sur- vived by brother. FJisisn Clifford Roberts. In, charge of R ,FT bsat in the Pacific: a grand father. H. H; Warren, and Mrs. J, J. Roberts Jones county ploneerj. He member of the Church ot Chiisl, ;

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